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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

February 18, 1998

Thousands of secondary schools across the country have selected their most outstanding vocational students to represent them as local winners in the Tools for Tomorrow All-American Vocational Student Awards program. All local winners receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond and advance to the state judging panel. Nanette Ostlund is representing Bertha-Hewitt.


The Bertha Lions and Lioness Club will meet on February 23 at the Lions Building at 7 p.m. Individuals who desire to become members of this public improvement organization are invited to attend. The busy meeting of January 26 opened with a delicious Valentine's dinner served by Beth Selvey and Jean Shaw. Even though it was pre-Valentine’s it was enjoyed. They voted to contribute funds to worthy causes: $400 was contributed to the Bertha-Hewitt Grad Bash, $100 to Kamp Kace, a camp for cancer victims, and $100 to the Bertha Community Chest.

75 Years Ago

February 19, 1948

Vern Young was elected to fill the vacancy created by D.C. Sagehorn on the school board.


A meeting was held in the schoolhouse for mothers interested in Cub Scouts for their boys, 9-11 years old. Lester Nelson, district scout director, presented the information on Cubbing.

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